October 1, 2007

IDSA Advocacy Update

IDSA works at the state and federal levels to ensure that public health policies are based on a sound scientific foundation. Here is a sample of IDSA’s recent policy activities:

Help IDSA Get Home Infusion Therapy Legislation Introduced in the Senate  
The Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Coverage Act of 2007 (H.R. 2567) would guarantee seniors access to antimicrobial infusion therapies that are provided at home. The bill, which was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, would require Medicare to cover the related services, including pharmacy and care coordination services, supplies, and equipment.  IDSA needs your help to lobby the Senate to introduce similar legislation.

IDSA Outlines Negative Consequences of Legislation Banning Thimerosal in Vaccines  
IDSA sent letters to the National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to warn about the harmful consequences of banning thimerosal from use in vaccines.

Visit the
Policy & Advocacy section of the IDSA website to learn more about IDSA’s policy activities and how you can get involved.
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